Parks & Recreation
View your recreation guide now! Register for fall/winter classes and programs online or in person and by phone at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 206.275.7609. Tip: When you are viewing the online digital guide you can click on the course code number to take you directly to www.myparksandrecreation.com to register. Click Here for instructions on how to register for a class from the digital guide.
For the seventh consecutive year in a row the national nonprofit KaBOOM! recognized Mercer Island as a 2014 "Playful City USA." KaBOOM!, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy activity for children, selected Mercer Island as one of 212 cities across the country as a Playful City USA community for its continuing dedication to play.
"KaBOOM! Playful City USA" program highlighted the award-winning Adventure Playground, where kids create forts, swings, bridges, tree houses and more with staff supervisors facilitating the building. During each Friday of the summer, a Fun Mobile arrives at a different City park providing arts, crafts, music, entertainment, lawn games and a 'slip and slide.'
"The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in providing the highest quality facilities and services in partnership with the community to enhance livability on Mercer Island."
Comprehensive and diverse services include recreation, athletic, social, art, special event, park and facility operations/maintenance, open space acquisition, urban forestry management and other services.
Services are provided to preschool age children, youth, teen, adult, family and senior populations through partnerships with community agencies, businesses and institutions.
With over 35 parks and open space areas boasting over 400 acres and trails in excess of 50 miles, the Department maintains
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Senior Special Event Luncheons
Thursday, November 20, 2014Senior Oktoberfest and Root Beer Garden
Enjoy a frosty root beer float along with your traditional Oktoberfest lunch! We might even dance a polka or two. Registration required and transportation will be available. Call 275-7609 to reserve your spot and a ride on the bus.
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Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
Friday, December 05, 2014Holiday Tree Lighting & Firehouse Munch
Gather with your family, friends & neighbors for an evening of holiday merriment at the community tree lighting ceremony and caroling at Mercerdale Park. Radio Disney will be at Mercerdale Park with music and activities starting at 5:30pm thanks to sp... Read more...
Parent's Night Out
Saturday, December 06, 2014Parents Night Out: Holiday Party with Santa
Perfect time for parents to finish up holiday shopping or attend a holiday party while your kids have a great time! We’ll have refreshments, crafts, a holiday movie and more! Santa and his elves will make an appearance for photos! Reservations required. C... Read more...
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RFPs & Bids
Marketing Consultant for Mercer Island Community and Event Center
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:30 AM
The City of Mercer Island is seeking statements of qualifications from a marketing team interested in providing services associated with the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC), part of the Parks and Recreation Department. The consultant team should include professionals in brand ... Read more...
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